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1/25/2013 5:08:27 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
We all have had that fantasy one time or another where we imagine what we would do if we were president and how awesome it would be if we were president...... Significantly fewer people have similar fantasies about what it would be like to be a Senator, but some people still fantasize about it too...

For those some people, this is your chance to live out your weird fantasy.

Welcome to Congressional Mafia!

Heres how it works, there are 11 players in the game, all of them being either a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent. They will hold positions within the Senate that each have certain roles that they can use to either lift their party to glory, drive their enemies into the ground, or destroy their party from within due to poor decisions.....

Here are the basic roles:

3 Republican Senators: The 3 people who get this role will be able to pass a republican bill, stop a democrat bill, or do nothing at all.

3 Democrats Senators: The 3 people who get this role will be able to pass a democratic bill, stop a republican bill, or do nothing at all.

1 Independent Senator: The person who gets this role gets to be a wildcard in the game, he can pass ANY democratic or republican bill, Stop ANY republican or democratic bill, or do nothing at all. This person has no affiliation to either party, and can either help both parties make America glorious.... Or he can try to stop any bill he can and burn the system TO THE MOTHER F*CKING GROUND..... Whichever suits him the most.

The name of the game is for Senators to use their powers to coordinate with other senators from the same party to try to increase the approval rating of their party. The 3 Democrats will work together in a PM, the 3 Republicans will work together in a PM, and the one independent will work with both parties within those PM's with nobody knowing who the independent is.....

Here are the outcomes of their possible actions:

1) If a party successfully passes a bill they drafted:
Successful party is improving America and gains 3% approval, The losing party looks very disorganized and loses 3% approval.

2) If one party shuts down an enemy bill:
Successful party prevents America from sliding into decay at the hand of the other party and gains 5% approval, the losing party is embarrassed, looks weak, and loses 3% approval

3) If one party tries to shut down an enemy bill that never existed:
The aggressive party is acting insane and loses 5% approval, the other party does nothing, still looks more competent then the other, and gains 2% approval

4) Both parties do nothing
You both are parties of fat cats that take in corporate benefits and cling to power while the middle class continues to suffer, both parties lose 2%

BOTH PARTIES START OUT WITH AN APPROVAL RATING OF 45%. Ill explain why this is important later

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Sounds easy enough so far right? Heres where it gets interesting... In the Senate there are party leaders and party whips. Each party here will have their own leader and their own whip that have roles of their own.

Senate Dem whip " Can spy on anyone once per turn unless a Rep bill is passed
Senate Rep whip " Can spy on anyone once per turn unless a Dem bill is passed

Senate Dem leader " Can block anyone"s action or do nothing, coordinates with Dem whip
Senate Rep leader " Can block anyone"s action or do nothing, coordinates with Rep whip

The whips and the leaders work together to try to f*ck up the actions of the opposing party, just like in real life..... They will try to piece together who everyone is, what their position is, what their party affiliation is, and decide whose actions to block. By the end of the game they will know who everyone is but nobody will know who they are.

The party Whips and Leaders are free to communicate with senators of their own party.

Senators will be notified when they have been spied on and which party spy had spied on them. This will prevent an enemy Whip from trying to trick an enemy senator into doing something counterproductive to their own party at the benefit of the enemy whip's party.

Senators will be notified when they have been role-blocked too.

Party leaders will be notified of what action they had blocked someone from doing.

Party leaders will be unable to make a move in the first turn.

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So thats everyones roles.... The game ends after 8 turns (which is 4 years, 2 turns = 1 year). At the end of the game, THE PARTY WITH THE HIGHEST APPROVAL RATING WILL CLINCH THE PRESIDENCY, and the winning party's party leader will become president, then the game will end.....

HOWEVER, it both parties tear themselves to pieces (meaning both of their approval ratings sinks to below 30%) Then NEITHER PARTY will win and THE INDEPENDENT SENATOR GETS ELECTED PRESIDENT. He becomes the winner and everyone else loses the game.

Sign-ups are below. Feel free to ask any questions about the game.
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1/25/2013 5:10:14 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
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Roles are assigned randomly unless you really want a senator position for a particular party.... But its a stupid idea since then everyone will know who you are and you'll immediately cause a disadvantage to your party.

Still legal though
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

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1/25/2013 5:10:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'd be down for this.
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1/25/2013 5:14:47 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
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Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

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1/25/2013 5:16:35 PM
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Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

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1/25/2013 5:16:56 PM
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By the way, you said three Republicans and three Democrats + 1 Independent but there are eleven positions. 3 + 3 + 1 = 10. So what's the extra member
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1/25/2013 5:23:01 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/25/2013 5:16:56 PM, Viper-King wrote:
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By the way, you said three Republicans and three Democrats + 1 Independent but there are eleven positions. 3 + 3 + 1 = 10. So what's the extra member

First off, 3+3+1=7 not 10.

The other 4 are the party whips and party leaders.
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

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1/25/2013 6:10:56 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
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"The solution [for Republicans] is to admit that Bush was a bad president, stop this racist homophobic stuff, stop trying to give most of the tax cuts to the rich, propose a real alternative to Obamacare that actually works, and propose smart free market solutions to our economic problems." - Distraff

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1/25/2013 8:34:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I think it would be more fun to be a Senator. You can filibuster, you have unlimited terms, you have longer terms, every other term you run in a mid-term election which tends to favor the incumbent, and (if you watch Veep on HBO) you find out that Senate/House has the real power.

I'm in!
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1/25/2013 8:49:29 PM
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1/25/2013 9:01:14 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I like this Idea, and might play, my brain hurts too much right now to understand your rules, even though they don't seem super complicated, i'll check in tomorrow
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1/25/2013 11:00:33 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
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I am so in. Seeing as i got mod killed in the last game.
How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of the tootsie pop? 1, 2, 3, *crunch* SON OF A !@#%!@#$!@$%$^^$$#%!!!

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1/25/2013 11:27:21 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Can i just be the guy who calls everyone dumbarses like I want to to actual politicians?
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1/25/2013 11:33:45 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/25/2013 11:27:21 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
Can i just be the guy who calls everyone dumbarses like I want to to actual politicians?

Lol, sure XD
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

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1/25/2013 11:36:57 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/25/2013 11:33:45 PM, imabench wrote:
At 1/25/2013 11:27:21 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
Can i just be the guy who calls everyone dumbarses like I want to to actual politicians?

Lol, sure XD

Sweet, peanut gallery here i come!!
"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
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1/25/2013 11:38:19 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/25/2013 11:36:57 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 1/25/2013 11:33:45 PM, imabench wrote:
At 1/25/2013 11:27:21 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
Can i just be the guy who calls everyone dumbarses like I want to to actual politicians?

Lol, sure XD

Sweet, peanut gallery here i come!!

Feel free to harass the sh*t out of the party that screws up the most ;D
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

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1/25/2013 11:58:20 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/25/2013 11:38:19 PM, imabench wrote:
At 1/25/2013 11:36:57 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 1/25/2013 11:33:45 PM, imabench wrote:
At 1/25/2013 11:27:21 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
Can i just be the guy who calls everyone dumbarses like I want to to actual politicians?

Lol, sure XD

Sweet, peanut gallery here i come!!

Feel free to harass the sh*t out of the party that screws up the most ;D

Let me practice this a bit, "wtf are you guys tards? What were you thinking? Anyone with half a brain could see that wasnt gonna work, yet for some reason you thought it was a good idea? Come on fools, try using ur goddam brains for once, maybe you'll do a good job you can be proud of. As of now though, even ur mother is shaking her dam head."
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1/26/2013 1:19:45 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Can we make actual bills? Like, I know they have no effect, but I wanna hear what you say about their success or lackthereof, in the OP.
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imabench
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1/26/2013 1:27:37 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/26/2013 1:19:45 AM, OberHerr wrote:
Can we make actual bills? Like, I know they have no effect, but I wanna hear what you say about their success or lackthereof, in the OP.

Sure, just dont get to preoccupied with the bills themselves..... If you pay more attention to the bills than the actual strategy to win the game, then your team may be as good as f*cked.
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

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1/26/2013 10:37:00 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/25/2013 11:00:33 PM, thedebatekid wrote:
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I am so in. Seeing as i got mod killed in the last game.

You kind of Brought that on yourself.
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1/27/2013 12:55:50 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
You kind of Brought that on yourself.

You have no room to talk. You got killed for the same exact reason.
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1/27/2013 2:22:52 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Sign me up, although I can't promise I'll be as active as most people.
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1/27/2013 4:49:01 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/27/2013 12:55:50 AM, thedebatekid wrote:
You kind of Brought that on yourself.

You have no room to talk. You got killed for the same exact reason.

Which was because of you.

Not because of me.
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1/27/2013 6:09:52 PM
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At 1/25/2013 11:00:33 PM, thedebatekid wrote:
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I'm not askin' for senator
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1/28/2013 8:21:38 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/27/2013 4:49:01 PM, TheAntidoter wrote:
At 1/27/2013 12:55:50 AM, thedebatekid wrote:
You kind of Brought that on yourself.

You have no room to talk. You got killed for the same exact reason.

Which was because of you.

Not because of me.

You contacted me first. And it was either lie and say you only did it or tell the truth and get us both knocked out. I did the honorable thing and took myself down with you.
How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of the tootsie pop? 1, 2, 3, *crunch* SON OF A !@#%!@#$!@$%$^^$$#%!!!

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1/28/2013 8:56:12 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/28/2013 8:21:38 AM, thedebatekid wrote:
At 1/27/2013 4:49:01 PM, TheAntidoter wrote:
At 1/27/2013 12:55:50 AM, thedebatekid wrote:
You kind of Brought that on yourself.

You have no room to talk. You got killed for the same exact reason.

Which was because of you.

Not because of me.

You contacted me first. And it was either lie and say you only did it or tell the truth and get us both knocked out. I did the honorable thing and took myself down with you.

I Never willingly contacted you.

Let the flame war begin.

I even have an album showing no communications about mafia beforehand with you.

This is bull.
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1/29/2013 7:16:43 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
No, forget it, I have no time.
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1/29/2013 9:09:17 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/29/2013 7:16:43 PM, MouthWash wrote:
No, forget it, I have no time.

damn...

Ok we need four more people
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

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1/30/2013 7:27:09 AM
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bah... we'll get there.
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